Exploring the world with National Geographic Expeditions is an exciting and eye-opening experience. But did you also know that you support important conservation efforts simply by traveling with us? We return a portion of our proceeds to the National Geographic Society, whose researchers are working to study and preserve some of the planet's most vulnerable places—from Antarctica to the Great Barrier Reef and the rain forests of Borneo. When you travel with us to these treasured destinations, you also help preserve them for generations to come.
Explore the turquoise seas of the South Pacific, encountering dazzling coral formations and spectacular marine life, and learn about efforts to protect these fragile ecosystems. Sail among the pristine reefs of the Pitcairn Islands, identified as one of the world's healthiest reef systems by National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala. Or snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, which has been the focus of National Geographic research and reporting on the reef's response to climate change.
Immerse yourself in a wilderness of ice on our voyages to Antarctica, and learn about research and conservation in one of the wildest places on Earth. Travelers aboard the National Geographic Explorer may have an opportunity to witness research in action alongside scientists who are supported by National Geographic. Using state-of-the-art drones and acoustic hydrophones, these scientists seek to assess the health of whales in the Southern Ocean and better understand their role as predators in the ecosystem.
In the rain forests of southwest Borneo, National Geographic Emerging Explorer Hotlin Ompusunggu has established community health clinics that provide care with strong incentives to protect the forest—and this innovative program has led to a 68% decline in families involved in logging. On our trips, you'll venture into Borneo's rain forests to encounter its unique habitats and species firsthand, and observe orangutans and Malayan sun bears at local conservation centers.
In 2013, National Geographic Young Explorers Marty Schnure and Ross Donihue completed an ambitious project to map the future Patagonia National Park—a vast natural reserve that protects one of the most biologically critical areas in southern Chile. On our trips, experience the inspiring power of Patagonia for yourself, hiking along massive glaciers, riding horseback below towering peaks, and gaining a better understanding of efforts to protect this untamed land.
National Geographic has supported the work of grantees in Madagascar, including National Geographic Explorer Mireya Mayor's discovery of a new species of mouse lemur. Traveling with us, encounter the island's weird and wonderful wildlife; learn about local conservation initiatives; and visit the field station of primatologist and National Geographic grantee Patricia Wright, one of the world's foremost experts on lemurs.
When you travel with us, you support the National Geographic Society's researchers and explorers who work to preserve, protect, and advance our understanding of the planet and its people. To learn more, visit www.natgeo.com/info.